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(phone ringing) - [Voiceover] Your call has been forwarded to an automatic voice message system. At the tone, please record your message. When you are finished recording you may hang up or press one for more options. (beep) - [Voiceover] Hey, I'm tryin' to reach you. Call me please.
(beep) Hey, will you pick up the phone? You know I'm gettin' sick and tired of callin' and it goes to voicemail. You makin' me feel like I'm a bad person. (beep) You know I came over a bunch of times and I stood at your door, and I know you're not in there 'cause I don't hear you breathing on the other side. (beep) Look you, you got me callin' you a dozen times and you don't answer. To ask how your mom's doin', that ain't right. So Molly, that's Sidney's mama. That's her name, that's the baby, that's what I shoulda told you, I know. I know I shoulda told you what's up, but you know.
I got into such a mess with Molly, that I thought if I tell you about it. 'Cause you know how people are, you tell 'em things and they cut out, that's what they do. 'Cause you're the first person I know that's not always tryin' to pull some bullshit on me. And so you know I didn't wanna tell you that I got caught up in some, you know. I mean I knew you woulda been okay with it if I had told you, but I'm tellin' you now I make mistakes. Molly, she was a mistake, and I can say oh it's for the best or whatever bull. But you know what? It's not for the best.
That's why I like bein' around you 'cause it don't feel like it's wrong with you. You know? You don't do wrong things. I like how you look out for me, you took me to the ocean. Molly, no she never did any of that. Even my mom, well that's a whole other story. I'll tell you about that next time I see you. All right, please call me back. Bye. (beep) - [Voiceover] Hey Ray, thanks for your messages. I really appreciate you telling me the truth about everything. Of course I wish you had done that to my face when I was getting to know you, but I guess now is better than never.
Hang on. I've never had a guy call me 38 times before. Yet somehow I'm not creeped out. Anyway I'm actually in Freeden now. My grandmother died. I didn't really know her, not since I was really little, but I came out here for the funeral. And then afterwards instead of coming right back home I decided to find the house where she grew up. She grew up on a really little island off the West Coast and she was pilot captain's daughter. The guy who would see ships coming in and guide them into the harbor for safety.
It was like the most respected job on the island, I guess. Anyway I wanted to come here and think about all that. Anyways, but I don't know anything about where I'm from or who I am or what I'm made of. I guess I just wanted to get a little closer to it. Smell it, touch it, walk around in it. Feels good, for once. Anyway I'll call you when I'm home, when I'm ready, when I'm ready to call you.
So anyway all right, take care. God that sounds so condescending. Take care, I don't mean it that way. I just feel like you could really use it. Take care, okay? Bye.